Oil and Gas Royalty Trusts

Oil and gas royalty trusts, like master limited partnerships (MLPs), invest in the energy and commodities sector. However, unlike MLPs, royalty trusts generate income from the actual production of natural resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas and therefore the cash flows from royalty trusts are subject to swings in commodity prices and production levels causing them to be very inconsistent. Royalty trusts have no physical operations, no management, and no employees. Instead, royalty trusts are merely financing vehicles run by banks that trade like stocks. Another company actually mine the resources and pay the royalties to the trust.

Royalty trusts may be recommended to some investors because of the high yields offered. However, yield alone does not make the investment suitable for most investors. Investors need to know that royalty trusts are very close to pure bets on commodity prices. The value of the trust and its distributions are almost directly correlated to the prices of the underlying commodity, an unstable investment whose value cannot be accurately forecasted. In addition, royalty trusts own royalties only on a finite amount of resources and once the commodity is used up the distributions will fall and eventually reach zero rendering the investment worthless.

Financial advisors must ensure that the oil and gas and commodities related investments being recommended to their client is appropriate for the investor and conduct due diligence on the company before making the recommendation. Investors who have suffered losses may be able recover their losses through securities arbitration. Our consultations are free of charge and the firm is only compensated if you recover.

Royalty Trust: Whiting USA Trust II
Sector: Nat Gas (6%) /Crude Oil (94%)
Ticker Symbol: WHZT
Current Price (1/26/16): $0.38
52 Week Low: $0.10
52 Week High: $6.93
Decline From 52 Week High: -94.5%

Royalty Trust: Pacific Coast Oil Trust
Sector: Nat Gas (3%)/Crude Oil (97%)
Ticker Symbol: ROYT
Current Price (1/26/16): $1.00
52 Week Low: $0.68
52 Week High: $6.84
Decline From 52 Week High: -85.4%

Royalty Trust: Hugoton Royalty Trust
Sector: Nat Gas (80%)/Crude Oil (20%)
Ticker Symbol: HGT
Current Price (1/26/16): $1.75
52 Week Low: $0.98
52 Week High: $8.40
Decline From 52 Week High: -79.2%

Royalty Trust: ECA Marcellus Trust I
Sector: Natural Gas (near 100%)
Ticker Symbol: ECT
Current Price (1/26/16): $0.99
52 Week Low: $0.95
52 Week High: $4.40
Decline From 52 Week High: -77.5%

Royalty Trust: Mesabi Royalty Trust
Sector: Iron Ore
Ticker Symbol: MSB
Current Price (1/26/16): $4.15
52 Week Low: $3.00
52 Week High: $17.80
Decline From 52 Week High: -76.7%

Royalty Trust: MV Oil Trust
Sector: Nat Gas(2%)/Crude Oil (98%)
Ticker Symbol: MVO
Current Price (1/26/16): $4.40
52 Week Low: $3.26
52 Week High: $17.10
Decline From 52 Week High: -74.3%

Royalty Trust: Sandridge Permian Trust
Sector: Nat Gas (2%)/Crude Oil (98%)
Ticker Symbol: PER
Current Price (1/26/16): $2.31
52 Week Low: $2.01
52 Week High: $8.78
Decline From 52 Week High: -73.7%

Royalty Trust: Marine Petroleum Trust
Sector: Nat Gas (28%) /Crude Oil (72%)
Ticker Symbol: MARPS
Current Price (1/26/16): $3.96
52 Week Low: $3.07
52 Week High: $14.45
Decline From 52 Week High: -72.6%

Royalty Trust: Great Northern Iron Ore Trust
Sector: Iron Ore (Trust End 4/6/2015)
Ticker Symbol: GNI
Current Price (1/26/16): $8.10
52 Week Low: $7.36
52 Week High: $29.29
Decline From 52 Week High: -72.3%

Royalty Trust: Sandridge Mississippian Trust II
Sector: Nat Gas (15%)/Crude Oil (85%)
Ticker Symbol: SDR
Current Price (1/26/16): $1.47
52 Week Low: $1.30
52 Week High: $5.14
Decline From 52 Week High: -71.4%

Royalty Trust: Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust
Sector: Nat Gas (20%)NatGasLiquid(30%)/Crude Oil (50%)
Ticker Symbol: CHKR
Current Price (1/26/16): $2.68
52 Week Low: $1.56
52 Week High: $9.34
Decline From 52 Week High: -71.3%

Royalty Trust: Mesa Royalty Trust
Sector: Nat Gas and Gas Liquids (100%)
Ticker Symbol: MTR
Current Price (1/26/16): $7.70
52 Week Low: $5.64
52 Week High: $26.14
Decline From 52 Week High: -70.5%

Royalty Trust: San Juan Basin Royalty Trust
Sector: Nat Gas(98%)/Crude Oil (2%)
Ticker Symbol: SJT
Current Price (1/26/16): $4.76
52 Week Low: $3.99
52 Week High: $15.85
Decline From 52 Week High: -70.0%

Royalty Trust: BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust
Sector: Crude Oil (100%)
Ticker Symbol: BPT
Current Price (1/26/16): $27.37
52 Week Low: $18.25
52 Week High: $81.64
Decline From 52 Week High: -66.5%

Royalty Trust: Sandridge Mississippian Trust I
Sector: Nat Gas (25%)/Crude Oil (75%)
Ticker Symbol: SDT
Current Price (1/26/16): $2.10
52 Week Low: $1.90
52 Week High: $5.43
Decline From 52 Week High: -61.3%

Royalty Trust: Tidelands Royalty Trust 'B"
Sector: Nat Gas (33%)/Crude Oil (67%)
Ticker Symbol: TIRTZ
Current Price (1/26/16): $0.97
52 Week Low: $0.75
52 Week High: $2.30
Decline From 52 Week High: -57.8%

Royalty Trust: VOC Energy Trust
Sector: Crude Oil
Ticker Symbol: VOC
Current Price (1/26/16): $2.80
52 Week Low: $1.73
52 Week High: $6.50
Decline From 52 Week High: -56.9%

Royalty Trust: Enduro Royalty Trust
Sector: Nat Gas (25%)/Crude Oil (75%)
Ticker Symbol: NDRO
Current Price (1/26/16): $2.49
52 Week Low: $1.77
52 Week High: $5.19
Decline From 52 Week High: -52.0%

Royalty Trust: Permian Basin Trust
Sector: Nat Gas (16%)/Crude Oil (84%)
Ticker Symbol: PBT
Current Price (1/26/16): $5.35
52 Week Low: $4.20
52 Week High: $10.38
Decline From 52 Week High: -48.5%

Royalty Trust: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
Sector: Nat Gas (38%)/Crude Oil (62%)
Ticker Symbol: CRT
Current Price (1/26/16): $13.55
52 Week Low: $12.00
52 Week High: $23.39
Decline From 52 Week High: -42.1%

Royalty Trust: Sabine Royalty Trust
Sector: Nat Gas(35%)/Crude Oil (65%)
Ticker Symbol: SBR
Current Price (1/26/16): $31.86
52 Week Low: $22.75
52 Week High: $45.02
Decline From 52 Week High: -29.2%

Royalty Trust: Dominion Resources Black Warrior
Sector: Natural Gas (100%)
Ticker Symbol: DOM
Current Price (1/26/16): $1,009.00
52 Week Low: $665.50
52 Week High: $1,121.00
Decline From 52 Week High: -10.0%

Royalty Trust: Torch Energy Royalty (Delisted 1/30/2013)
Sector: Nat Gas/Crude Oil
Ticker Symbol: TRU
Current Price (1/26/16): $25.30
52 Week Low: $20.43
52 Week High: $28.08
Decline From 52 Week High: -9.9%

Royalty Trust: Eastern American Natural Gas Trust
Sector: Liquidated 5/2013
Ticker Symbol: NGT
Current Price (1/26/16): NA
52 Week Low: NA
52 Week High: NA
Decline From 52 Week High: NA

Royalty Trust: Whiting USA Trust I--Project End 3/15
Sector: Ended 3/2015
Ticker Symbol: WHX
Current Price (1/26/16): $0.00
52 Week Low: $0.00
52 Week High: $0.00
Decline From 52 Week High: NA

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